The more things change, the more they stay the same – the Jacobite Uprisings of 1715 and 1745

| Originally posted on the Gale Review Blog by Clematis Delany| Setting out boldly from France to Scotland with a loyal band of followers, the Pretender raises the Stuart standard upon arrival and the Highland clans rise in support. Edinburgh is attacked, declarations are made, battles are fought against Hanoverian forces – and French support fails … Read more

Florida Public Libraries Celebrate a Milestone

Huge congratulations goes out to Flordia Public Libraries for graduating over 300 adults from Career Online High School. In 2015, Florida public libraries launched the program, providing Florida residents the opportunity to earn a free, accredited high school diploma. By early 2017, 28 libraries were offering the program and now more than 300 adults have graduated, with ceremonies … Read more

The US Presidency and the American Civil Liberties Union

In the past year, the American Civil Liberties Union has made headlines again and again, challenging many of the policies of the Trump Administration. While the ACLU has always challenged policies that it deemed unconstitutional, the organization’s relationship with the presidency has not always been as fraught with conflict. Several letters contained in a folder … Read more

Gale’s Twenty-Eight Days of Hidden Figures

| By Tanisha Howard-Hall | Every year about this time, we learn about influential African Americans that have made their mark on history. Since elementary school, I have learned about prominent figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, and Marcus Garvey numerous of times. Although they’ve have made huge impacts … Read more

Teacher Tools Available for Britannica eBooks

That’s right. Nearly 400 Britannica eBooks on GVRL can now be accompanied with notes that are extremely helpful to teachers. What’s inside each teacher note document? Teachers will find a summary of the text, related standards, vocabulary used, and discussion prompts for use prior to independent reading sessions, as well as questions for students to … Read more

Sacramento Public Library’s Career Online High School Graduate Tells All

| Originally published on Sacramento Public Library | Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries, including the Sacramento Public Library. Since offering the … Read more

Exchanging Ideas: Inspiring Conferences I Attended in 2017

| By Heather Hedden, Senior Vocabulary Editor, Gale |

Gale participates in a variety of industry conferences, not merely as an exhibitor, but from a thought leadership perspective as well where they have the company’s subject matter experts speak at various conferences beyond the traditional library field. As a senior vocabulary editor who updates and maintains the Gale subject thesaurus, I truly believe that conferences are not just for developing business, but also serve as a place for exchanging creative ideas. I have spoken at a number of conferences this year and have enjoyed both sharing my knowledge and coming away with new ideas.

The conferences I attended throughout 2017 were so empowering, I wanted to share them with you:

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How Public Libraries Are Graduating Adults

As one of our nation’s most trusted educational institutions, public libraries already support adult literacy, GED preparation, and workforce development. But what if your library could actually produce high school graduates? It can. With Career Online High School from Gale. It’s already happening at more than 100 public library systems across the country – adults … Read more